The most anticipated and largest crowd-drawer
event in Alaminos City. Lavish celebration marks the Hundred
Islands Festival. Exhilaration rides the atmosphere with the
string of athletic and challenging pursuits like sky diving
competition, skills Olympics or island adventure race, inviting
the thrill-seeking foreign and local tourists. Sighs of awe
and approval can be heard as the best of aqua products and
seafood cuisine enjoys center stage. Restaurants often let
out the latest and most sumptuous menus during the festival.
A trade fair also usually graces the occasion.
But the most awaited spectacle would be the
fluvial parade, showcasing floats made of shells and other
fabulous marine themes. Magnificent designs only gets better
at each competition. And the street rings of beats for the
street dances, as well as the melodic masterpieces from the
drum and lyre groups of different schools, joined by the official
drum and bugle group. The heat of the sun mingles with the
warm smiles of people following the floats and with the hot,
dynamic dance routine of the street dancers.
After which, the night glitters with the
charming smiles from beautiful muses vying for the HI maiden
pageant. Then, people, especially the young crowd, flock the
concerts featuring famous bands or celebrities. You’ll
go home with a full stomach, event-filled memory and a bagful
of souvenirs and delicacies and with one promise – you’ll
not miss the celebration next year.